WOW! A New Thread in the Communities@Work Fabric
Community
For many disadvantaged women who are unemployed, on low incomes or who have experienced a life-changing event, it can be a real struggle to meet the cost of suitable clothing for the next job interview or to commence new employment. Recognising this need, [email protected] ([email protected]) - one of the most progressive community service organisations in Canberra - has expanded the...
Volunteering with Communities@Work’s Care&Share Program
Community
The Care&Share program provides food and important services to people experiencing hardship in the Canberra region. The program relies on dedicated volunteers to staff the community pantry and we're always looking for new recruits to join our fantastic volunteer team! If you'd like to find out more about volunteering, take a look at [email protected]'s Current Volunteer Opportunities page, or feel...
‘Franklin’ the Maremma of Gungahlin
Community
Over the last year we have had several reports of a Maremma dog sighted on it's own in Franklin, Harrison, Bonner and Forde. It has been suggested he has been on the run for 18 months now. This dog has raised the interest of several people that follow us on Facebook and have often reported him wandering on his own....
Gungahlin lad to take on City2Surf in a wheelchair!
Community
Daniel Savage, a local Gungahlin lad, and the NSW Gladiators are taking part in the City2Surf to raise money to assist with the costs of competition and to hopefully send the team over to NZ to compete later this year. The NSW Gladiators Wheelchair Rugby Team are taking on the challenge of conquering City2Surf on Sunday 11 August as a...
Gungahlin Unit win ACTSES Rescue Challenge
Community
The Gungahlin Unit from the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has won today’s Rescue Challenge at the ACT Emergency Services Agency Training Centre at Hume. The Gungahlin Unit will represent the ACT in the National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Victoria from 20th – 22nd September, 2013. Four teams from the ACTSES and one team from the Queanbeyan Unit with the...
Jarrett is running City 2 Surf for Dainere
Community
Over the Christmas period we reported on Dainere Anthoney and her Christmas Wonderland In Gungahlin. Dainere Anthoney is a very special young lady who is battling terminal cancer. Dainere, was diagnosed with a brain tumour, called medulloblastoma in 2009 and had a relapse on her spine in 2012. Unfortunately this cancer is incurable. You can read her very inspirational blog...
Discounted microchipping for dogs and cats in Canberra
Community
Domestic Animal Services will dedicate two days this month to microchipping cats and dogs, offering a discount of more than 50% off the normal price for ACT residents. "It is a requirement in Canberra for any dog or cat over the age of 12 weeks old to be microchipped," Registrar of Domestic Animal Services, Peter Dinan said. "Our shelter, which...
Walkability Gungahlin
Community
Harrison resident, Olivia who is a mother of two small boys, one who attends Harrison School in kindergarten is on a mission. She wants to encourage her kids to walk or cycle to school and around our town, for the many benefits to them and the environment we all share. She is concerned about: Immediate issues to do with road...
Fun Run for Clementine
Community
The Hales family who once called Gungahlin home moved to Adelaide leaving behind friends and loved ones. Tragically last year last September the Hales’ daughter, 4 yr old Clementine was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour and has spent the last 7 months undergoing Chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Clementine is described by close family friend Jennifer as “a gorgeous, bright and...
$10,000 to be donated to The Yellow Van
Community
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, presented today a cheque for $10,000 to The Yellow Van on behalf of The Green Shed (formerly known as Tiny’s Green Shed). The $10,000 was raised by The Green Shed through its charity days which run on the last Wednesday of each month. The Yellow Van is a service run by Communities...
Local charities benefit from proceeds of Franklin Charity House
Community
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has presented more than $580,000 to five local charities from the proceeds of the sale of he Franklin Charity House. Franklin Charity House has been a joint project between the ACT Government's Land Development Agency (LDA), the Master Builders Association (MBA) of the ACT and many Canberra businesses. "This is a very exciting project and one...
Connecting Gungahlin Neighbours
Community
Building on the highly valuable Neighbour Day theme, [email protected] and its merging organisation, GRCS hosted a joint morning tea for the local community on Monday 8 April 2013. [email protected] CEO Lynne Harwood, spoke about the need to create resilient neighbourhoods and the organisation’s goal of connecting people and services. She strongly encouraged neighbours to catch up over a cuppa or...
JDRF Fundraising Given Extra Boost By Generous Winner
Community
As part of our fund raising activity for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Jump For A Cure skydiving challenge, Telstra Countrywide Manager Chris Taylor donated a signed 2012 Raiders Jersey to the cause. Each person that donated to the fundraising activity went into the draw to win the signed jersey. On the day I took the skydive activity we headed over...
My Gungahlin Has Jumped To Cure Diabetes
Community
On the 24th March 2013 My Gungahlin took the challenge to skydive as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Jump To Cure Diabetes. After first hearing about the challenge on the radio Mark from My Gungahlin decided to sign up and help raise funds for JDRF. This was certainly a challenge for Mark as he has admitted publicly to...
Search Helicopter Flying Low Over Gungahlin
Community
Last Friday night the 15th of March a helicopter with search light was flying in circles over Gungahlin. This prompted a number of people to post on our Facebook wall and message us directly. A large discussion thread started about the helicopter. Caroline advised us she had rang the police who advised they were concerned with someone's welfare and was...
GCC Meeting To Discuss Land Development
Community
The Gungahlin Community Council meeting on Wednesday 13 March will hear a presentation on pre Development Application consultation relating to the proposed development of a Bunnings Warehouse on the hitherto ‘abandoned’ site opposite the Gungahlin College. The location is Block 1 Section 4 bounded by Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gribble Street, Hibberson Street & Franz Bormann Close - immediately adjoining the...
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